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Armadillo Willy's

$$ - $$$American, Barbecue,
161 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1937
+1 408-245-5300
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good56%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (6 reviews)
“peanut slaw” (3 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
161 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1937
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't had BBQ this good since I left Texas! Nothing fancy here...simply amazing authentically cooked meats with tasty sauces, traditional sides (beans, slaw, etc.), and ice-cold beers (or wine). Don't walk, run to check out this genuine taste of Texas.

Thank SDB-Viajero
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I had a small order of the baby back ribs, lucious, just right amount, and the garlic-parmrsan French fries. I could have half as many fries and been happy, good as they were.

Thank Margot L
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Armadillo Willy's simply can't be beat for what they provide. The service (you order and pay at a counter, pick up your food at another counter and carry it to your table) is fast and the place is clean. The rib dinners are wonderful. I...More

Thank SoCalGal1125
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Armadillo Willy’s Texas BQ ribs were excellent. They were so tender, juicy, and tasty. I like that they offer us a choice of any of 3 different BQ flavors. I prefer the spicy or the Chipotle. On a recent visit I had the tri-tip and...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Rib plate was generous. There was plenty on hand at the Sunnyvale BBQ. (fellow travelers said that the San Jose location ran out on their last visit). Side items were decent sized portions. Sauces tasted good. The style was dry-rub. And the drinks were self-refilled...More

Thank Lapster2011
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Red-white checkered plastic table cloths, Order Here-Pickup There, big TVs with sports channels, all simple and very old-fashioned. But then those baby Back Ribs. Wow.

Thank royjonker
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I had a prime brisket so tender, juicy and tasty like nowhere else. Excellent pork ribs too. Good beer selection and honest price. What else you can ask for?

Thank Ludovico V
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Pretty damn tasty barbecue options with good selection of sides. The ribs were super good and turkey was great too. Ate here twice and would go back again.

Thank Sewid
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a good place to watch a game on one of the more basic sports channels, and get reliably good food. Some people rave about Smoking Pig, but it probably depends on your taste buds. I can walk to Armadillo Willy's a lot faster...More

Thank DarthAnonymous
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We dropped in for a late lunch. The food was okay, but I wasn't particularly wowed by it. I'm inclined to think Smoking Pig was a better BBQ, so I'm probably rating this lower than others. It was good food. The staff average and parking...More

Thank origsnoopy1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1937
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: +1 408-245-5300
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